23 June 2009

The Terribly Attractive Terrible Idea

It occurs to me that, in my Intro to Law course next semester, I should burn a copy of the Constitution while denouncing it as a pact with the Devil (as, of course, it is). I would also make clear that, simultaneously, the Constitution is the pinnacle of human intellectual achievement and that the two characteristics are intimately related.

4 comments:

Brit said...

Instinctively, this makes sense.

Can you elaborate at length and in depth?

Peter Burnet said...

Good luck, Brit. David once opined that Hitchens's atheism was a Christian heresy, which I thought was brilliant. I begged for a distillation and I'm still waiting.

David said...

Peter: This didn't take care of that. Hitchens issue isn't that G-d doesn't exist, it's that he rejects (his understanding of) the Judeo-Christian G-d.

Brit: Working on it.

Hey Skipper said...

Hitchens issue isn't that G-d doesn't exist, it's that he rejects (his understanding of) the Judeo-Christian G-d.

Perhaps you haven't read the book.

He rejects all instantiations of god as false, irrespective of whether such a thing as a god exists.